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We are growing! Discussing how to care for plants is a life skill full of predictions, experimenting and valuable learning opportunities.

We are growing! Discussing how to care for plants is a life skill full of predictions, experimenting and valuable learning opportunities.

Creative Minds 

To many, this may look like a mess and/or safety hazard. You hear the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words" and yet our pictures alone rarely do justice. This exploration was initiated by one child asking, "What do you think is inside of a pom pom?" He then made a prediction and began attempting to cut through the center. His engagement caught the attention of peers who wanted to join. They each brought their own open-ended questions to the table (floor). This child-led project met more benchmarks then we could fit on a lesson plan. We of course saved all of the trimmings for the next project. 

To many, this may look like a mess and/or safety hazard. You hear the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words" and yet our pictures alone rarely do justice. This exploration was initiated by one child asking, "What do you think is inside of a pom pom?" He then made a prediction and began attempting to cut through the center. His engagement caught the attention of peers who wanted to join. They each brought their own open-ended questions to the table (floor). This child-led project met more benchmarks then we could fit on a lesson plan. We of course saved all of the trimmings for the next project. 

OPen-ended makes a difference

Rainy day = loose parts play! When offered a blank canvas (empty parking lot and no toys), their creative minds thrive! 

Rainy day = loose parts play! When offered a blank canvas (empty parking lot and no toys), their creative minds thrive! 

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